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Lead Paint Management Issues in Shipyards

Introduction Occupational lead exposure continues to be an important health concern in the United States.  Based on the number of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations over recent years, there appears to be significant issues related to lead paint management, as well as other safety and health concerns at shipyards across the country.  In …

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OSHA’s Final Rule on Beryllium: Key Provisions and Proposed Modifications Affecting the Abrasive Blast Cleaning Industry

Introduction The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies beryllium and beryllium compounds as carcinogenic to humans, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies inhaled beryllium as a possible carcinogen.  Despite its toxicity, beryllium is an important material in the aerospace, electronics, energy, telecommunication, energy, medical and defense industries due to its physical properties, …

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